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Mar 2, 2010 07:34 PM

Good/cheap/casual dinner in Waltham?

I'm looking for a restaurant for take-out or sit-down in Waltham, around Moody Street and $15-$20 for an entree (or less). Have been to Elephant Walk already, and found some reviews of Solea and Tempo on Chowhound but I think they're a bit on the pricier side of what I'm looking for.

Something even on the lines of Domenic's would be fine, but alas, they close at 5:30pm. Anyone have suggestions? Can't eat spicy food, but no other strong preferences.


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  1. Some options could be:

    Piccadilly Pub

    None of the above are fine dining, but very casual and food quality seems consistent.

    3 Replies
    1. re: phonelady

      Tacqueria el Mexico. You can chose non spicy dishes/tacos.
      Beijing Star. Haven't been yet, but good reviews here.
      Tree Top Thai Cuisine on Prospect? Anyone been? I heard good things recently.

      1. re: justbeingpolite


        Correction: It's Taqueria Mexico
        24 Charles Street
        Waltham, MA 02453
        (781) 893-2205

    2. Sadie's (decent bar food across from movie theater just off Moody)
      Bison County (decent sandwiches and beer)
      Tree Top Thai is generally good either take out or dine in

      1. Another suggestion would be Mi Tierra.

        1. Never been to Tree Top Thai; but Baan Thai next to Elephant Walk is not bad.

          Tara's Pizza on Moody Street, despite its name, serves Chilean specialties, including chacarero & empanadas. Very casual.

          You can also try Guanachapi's, or Ponzu, or Tango Mango on Moody Street. Sushi Yasu's korean offerings aren't bad either. It's on Main Street across from Waltham Common.

          Ponzu Fine Dining
          286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Tara Restaurant Pizza & More
          288 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Sushi Yasu
          617 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

          Baan Thai
          659 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

          Guanachapi's Restaurant
          273 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          1. Thanks for all the suggestions! Question about Mexican food--can anyone explain (or link me to) something explaining the differences between gorditas, tacos, enchiladas, etc.? I feel silly asking, but I honestly don't know.